First aid kits
An organised and properly stocked first aid kit can give you peace of mind in a medical emergency.
First aid basics
First aid is how to help an injured or sick person immediately after an event. Learn about the 'DRSABCD' action plan and how to find a course.
First aid advice
First aid is helping an injured or sick person in the first minutes after an incident or illness. Accidents or emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. Learn the basics and you could even save a life.
Bitten by a spider? Not sure what to do? This article explains the best first aid treatment depending on the type of spider involved.
It can be difficult to know if a sting from a plant is dangerous or not. This article explains the best first aid treatment depending on the plant involved.
Many chemicals can cause serious burns to the skin, which should be treated as a medical emergency. Learn how to perform first aid for chemical burns.
About 100 Australian snakes are venomous. Although only 12 are likely to inflict a wound that could kill you. Learn about first aid for snake bites.
Poisoning is common and most cases happen at home. Learn about the symptoms, prevention and what to do in an emergency.
Wound, cut and graze treatments
Information about wound care, plus self-care advice for cuts and grazes and when to speak to a doctor for further medical attention
Jellyfish stings are common and mostly painful. Some are so serious that you may need emergency medical attention. Read this page on jellyfish stings to hear what to do if you of someone you are with gets stung.